San Felices de Buelna

Hornos de la Peña Cave


39409  Tarriba, San Felices de Buelna, Cantabria  (Cantabria)
Tel.:+34 942598425
Fax.:+34 942598305




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    Werelderfgoed, door de UNESCO afgegeven certificering.


It one of the most complete ensembles of engravings in the region.

Designated World Heritage in 2008

It is located on a hilltop and has an arch-shaped entrance. Some of the paintings have disappeared with time but special mention should still be made of its large-scale figures and naturalist conception. The most valuable artistic gem is to be found in the underground area, where you can see drawings of horses, bison, wild bulls, goats, deer, a possible reindeer and a human form with an arm raised and a long tail. The minute detail on all of them is worthy of note, demonstrating a precise knowledge of animal anatomy on the part of the artist. The main technique used is engraving, with both fine and finger-width incisions. There are also examples made using abrasion. These different techniques suggest two different times of creation: one more ancient, dating back at least 18,000 years; another close to 13,000 BC.

  • Bouw: Caves and tourist mines
  • Artistieke periode: Prehistory

Praktische informatie


  • Vanaf 01 nov tot 29 feb
  • Van Woensdag tot Vrijdag

    Van 10:00 tot 15:00
  • Feestdagen en Weekend
    Van 10:00 tot 14:00
  • Sluitingsdagen: Monday, Tuesday
  • Vanaf 01 mrt tot 14 jun
  • Van Woensdag tot Zondag

    Van 10:00 tot 14:00
  • Sluitingsdagen: Monday, Tuesday
  • Vanaf 16 sep tot 31 okt
  • Van Woensdag tot Zondag

    Van 10:00 tot 14:00
  • Sluitingsdagen: Monday, Tuesday
  • Vanaf 16 jun tot 15 sep
  • Van Dinsdag tot Zondag

    Van 10:00 tot 14:00
  • Sluitingsdagen: Monday

Guided tours only Closed: 1, 5-31 January, 24,25,31 December.


  • Algemeen: 3€
  • Met korting: 1,50€


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